Geriatric Dentistry OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Course on Geriatric Dentistry by Tufts University

Published Feb 12, 2009

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Examine the tie between dentistry and aging in this OpenCourseWare offered by Tufts University. 'Geriatric Dentistry' teaches a student to examine patient history to create a working treatment plan. This free graduate-level course is ideal for students pursuing a Dental degree.

Geriatric Dentistry: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Graduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes No

Geriatric Dentistry: Course Description

This course teaches students how to provide oral health care to all patients and the difficulty of caring for elderly patients by taking this free course. They also learn how to identify common health conditions of the elderly and about ethical issues that arise when dealing with the terminally ill. This includes instruction on how to examine a patient's full history, including medical backgrounds, nutrition level, medications and develop a treatment program and work to prevent further problems. The course is provided by Tufts University faculty members, including Hilde Tillman, Richard Dupee, Terrence Griffin, Michael Kahn, Elizabeth Krall, Nancy Moczynski, Lisa Neff, Charles Rankin and David Thaler and provides insight into working with elderly patients, which also attempts to distill pre-conceived notions. The course also examines the ties between aging and nutrition, exercise and disorders.

Lectures, notes, some course readings and additional materials are available for free online. To learn more about this course or to take it, visit the Geriatric Dentistry course page.

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